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Brighton and Hove Housing Coalition

Brighton & Hove Housing Coalition joins with 100 other organisations to call for Local Authorities to ensure no-one is pushed out onto the streets

As lockdown measures are eased, we are extremely concerned that some homeless people, particularly those with NRPF, may be evicted from council-provided accommodation and be forced to return to destitution. This would be a moral, humanitarian and public health catastrophe, especially given that many shelters will be unable to reopen due to ongoing social distancing...

Coronavirus (Covid-19) : Coalition statement on the Crisis

Our homeless citizens are most at risk in this emergency. “People experiencing homelessness are a very high-risk group [for covid-19]. Compared to the general population people experiencing homelessness are 2.5 times more likely to have asthma, 6.5 times more likely to have heart disease, 10 times more likely to have COPD and 34 times more...

Guardianship Schemes

Guardianship schemes Brighton & Hove Housing Coalition is in favour in principle of the idea of using properties that are standing empty pending redevelopment or demolition as temporary homes for people who would not otherwise have them. In general people seek to achieve this by means of guardianship schemes. We have some difficulties with such...

David Thomas Leading on Legal Matters

David Thomas our Legal Officer was recently invited as a guest lecturer by the Warwick University School of Law. After networking with talented law students David inspired them to set up their own campaign around the Homeless Bill of Rights. We hope to bring you the podcast interview soon so be sure to check back. David...

PRESS RELEASE: BRIGHTON GENERAL HOSPITAL

At a meeting facilitated by Brighton and Hove Housing Coalition on Monday 14th January 2019 the following resolution was agreed. Brighton General Hospital Action Group This coalition* is united by three principles: That the Brighton General Hospital be retained 100% as public land and in public accountability.That the Brighton General Hospital be dedicated to two...

Housing Committee Coalition Briefing January 2019

Minutes of meeting held 14.11.18 The Chair stated “following concerns raised nationally about ‘Large Panel System’ high-rise blocks, we’re commissioning new surveys to give us a general overview of our buildings and make sure records are up to date.”  Coalition Comment: Progress? Item 38.8: In response to a question the Chair stated “the highest service...

Damming Emergency Accommodation Healthwatch Report Released

Brighton and Hove City Council have released the Damming Independent report around the support vulnerable homeless residents have (or do not have) in Kendal Court. Kendal Court is privately run emergency accommodation building located in Newhaven, some 10 miles away from Brighton and Hove. There has been no attempt to identify urgent changes required to...
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November Training Treats

We are scaring the life out of the housing establishment with our training. Coming up the Housing Coalition has some trick and treats for activists over the next few weeks.
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